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Old 16-10-2013, 16:53   #1
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Europe to OZ

Hi Sailors, anyone I planning to sail on a 40 foot nauticat from the med. to oz witch route is the safer one . and what time of the year is the best
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Old 16-10-2013, 17:04   #2
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Re: Europe to OZ

The obvious choice is Suez. But the horn of africa is a little scary these days which will mean sailng down the east coast of africa then catch the roaring forties across to Perth if you dont want to play with the pirates. Remember, the aus govt doesnt pay ransoms.

However, your question is vague as you dont mention where in the med to what location in aus. If you have time up your sleeve, a nicer trip would be Exit the med via Morocco, sth to canaries, east to Caribbean, Panama canal, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tahiti, tonga, etc etc etc to Sydney
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"Coconut run" is the generally accepted route, SW from Med until you hit Canaries, Caribbean, through Panama Canal, across Pacific, via Galapagos, Marquesas, French Polynesia, Fiji, Noumea, New Zealand to East Coast Australia. About 19,000 Nautical Miles depending on your exploring. In my opinion, requires some serious preparation and experience.

Check out some sailing blogs (and my yacht before I bought her!):

http://www.doeidoei2.org/travelled-route

And these wonderful people who followed a similar route, with some excellent deviations, photographs and exploring on the way:

http://www.tenayatravels.com/Route%20Map.html

Enjoy!
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Re: Europe to OZ

Med/Panam/Oz is the easy route.

Take off in October then sail as wx dictates (Panama around March, home for Christmas).

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Old 17-10-2013, 01:50   #5
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Re: Europe to OZ

I suggest you purchase and read



The book will give the routes, the expected weather, recommendation on when to attempt the various passages and much more information.
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Re: Europe to OZ

If safer refers to piracy issues, and especially if you are heading to Western Australia, you might consider the old route to the canaries, then to Rio de Janeiro, and capetown, then direct to Perth. Probably the fastest route, and the safest from pirates, but also the most boring, and with the worst weather conditions (not to mention the posibility of icebergs!)

Personally I will go through panama
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Re: Europe to OZ

You also need to beware the pirates in Perth.
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